Limbus vertebra

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Back pain.

Patient Data

Age: Young adult
CT

There is a well-corticated bony fragment at the superolateral aspect of a mid lumbar vertebral body. Normal paravertebral soft tissues. 

Case Discussion

Limbus vertebra is an anatomic variant not to be confused with a fracture. Note the well corticated margin. 

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Case information

rID: 5045
Case created: 24th Nov 2008
Last edited: 7th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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